by Jodee Brown
Rising Dancehall sensation, Altiman Grason, more popularly known as Alty B has been enjoying a wave of mainstream success in 2013, in part thanks to his latest achievement: Releasing theofficial video for his hit single, Island Girl.
The single, which features fellow star singjay,Richie Loop has inundated airwaves across Jamaica, Canada and even Africa as it has launched Alty B to heights he has tried many years to climb. The Toronto-based entertainer has been featured in several publications, including the Jamaica Gleaner, Jamaica STAR and the Vision Newspaper in the United Kingdom and travelled to Jamaica in mid-April, doing media promotions for the track
During his trip to Jamaica, Alty got the groundwork going on the video for Island Girl. Shooting from the beaches to the streets across Portmore and Kingston, he and Richie Loop added fitting visuals for the song as beautiful Jamaican women are featured across the board. A touch of carnival fever was also added to the video to ensure that Caribbean essence was fully displayed as the song celebrates ladies across the region.
The video was shot over a two-day period and directed by Michael ‘Biggz’ Burbridge orBiggz Ship. It was also edited by CVM TV’sTanique Samuels and premiered on Gayelle TV, which broadcasts in Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Barbados.
This four minute video encapsulates six years of blood, sweat and tears for Alty B, who has longed for his moment in the sun and the opportunity for people to permanently put a face to a name that has long been relevant in Canadian Dancehall circles.
Recently signing a management deal with Real Entertainment Production owner and television producer, Andrew Lee Pryce, this promising prospect is set to engage in several business ventures while taking his career to the next level. Given his role in helping established names such as Dancehall/Reggae superstar, I-Octane to gain fame, the sky is the limit for Alty B as he enters his prime.
Support Jamaican music and purchase Alty B and Richie Loop’s Island Girl on iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/island-girl-feat.-richie-loop/id608442216